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Production Law 101

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: November 14, 2017
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Scope of Work
  • Services Rendered
  • Exclusion from Flat Fee
  • Pitfalls of Production Legal
  • Securing all Necessary Rights
  • Dealing with the Guilds
  • Hierarchy of Production
  • Talent Agreement
  • Production Package
  • During and Post Production
Runtime: 1 hour and 4 minutes
Recorded: November 14, 2017


This program is a primer on the legal issues surrounding the development and production of independent motion pictures. Topics covered will include securing rights to the economics of flat fees, navigation of union, guild, and collection account agreements, negotiation of talent and above-the-line deals, and pitfalls of clearance and location issues.

This webinar will help you determine whether or not production law makes sense as an economic model for your practice, and how to assist your client at the outset of a production to prevent the snowballing of legal issues during production or upon delivery. You will learn how to spot potential legal pitfalls during the course of development and production of a motion picture. Faculty will discuss which deals and agreements should be negotiated over the course of a production, and how to prepare and finalize them in the most efficient manner.

This program was recorded on November 14th, 2017.

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Geoffrey Cohn

Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Geoffrey A. Cohn focuses his practice on transactional entertainment, media and intellectual property matters, including the representation of independent motion picture and scripted and unscripted television production companies, print and digital media companies, independent producers, showrunners, writers, directors, artists and on-screen talent in connection with all aspects of development, production, distribution, promotion and exploitation of motion picture, television and new media projects. Geoff also has experience as production counsel for motion pictures and television, having drafted and negotiated agreements on behalf of production entities with above and below-the-line talent.

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